Keyword Archives: nutrition
Can community-based approaches to the targeting of humanitarian assistance in complex emergencies improve participation and reduce targeting error? Although the literature suggests that community-based targeting works best in slow-onset emergencies with no conflict or displacement, participatory approaches to targeting assistance have been attempted in complex emergencies.
The population of Southern Sudan was caught in a civil war from 1983 to 2005. During the war, several major famines led to a massive food aid intervention by the World Food Programme – intervention that continues to the present. Much of this food was delivered to vulnerable people by air drops, with the actual targeting of assistance on the ground left to local leaders and traditional authorities. The main objective of targeting was to minimize exclusion.
By K. Sadler, M. Kerac, S. Collins, H. Khengere, and A. Nesbitt. J Trop Pediatr 2008
By H. Young and S. Jaspars. 2006. Network Paper No 56, Humanitarian Practice Network, Overseas Development Institute.
By A. Borrel and H. Young. 2006. Present Knowledge in Nutrition, 9th edition., International Life Sciences Institute.
S. Collins, N. Dent, P. Binns, P. Bahwere, K. Sadler, and A. Hallam. Lancet 2006; 368(9551):1992-2000
Linking rights and standards: The development of ‘rights-based’ minimum standards of disaster response.
By H. Young, A. Taylor, S.A. Wey, J. Leaning. 2004, Disasters 28 (2).